Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Monday, October 23, 2017 08:29:17 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Muhammad Mansuruddin

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

For Haramoni, he visited hundreds of villages of Rajshahi, Pabna, Nadia, Murshidabad, Mymensingh, Faridpur, Barisal, Noakhali and Dhaka. He was encouraged by the works of Rabindranath Tagore, Kshitimohan Sen, Pallikobi Jasimuddin, singer Abbas Uddin and painter Zainul Abedin. He was inspired when his collection of a song of Lalon Fakir sung by Premdasa Bairagi was published in the Haramoni section of the monthly literary magazine Probashi.
Haramoni was the name of a regular section of monthly literary magazine Probashi that was dedicated for publishing folk songs collected from rural areas. Mansuruddin picked up this name for publishing his collection of folklore. The first volume of Haramoni (Lost Jewels in English translation), essentially an anthology of Baul songs, was published in 1931. Mansuruddin himself published this volume which was printed by Karim Box Brothers. Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote the Preface of the book when its first volume was published. In 1942, the second volume was published by the Calcutta University. In 1948, Mansur uddin took initiative to publish the third volume of Haramoni. The University of Dhaka published the fourth volume in 1959. The manuscript contained 400 songs and as many as 300 of them got lost. The fourth volume contained many songs of Pagla Kanai. The fifth volume was edited by Professor Muhammad Abdul Hye and published by the Department of Bengali, Dhaka University, in 1961. It contained many songs of Lalon Fakir and Pagla Kanai. Again it is Mansur Uddin who at his own initiative published the sixth volume of Haramoni in 1967. However, by then Bangla Academy had published the seventh volume in 1964. The sixth volume contained nearly two hundred songs of Lalon Fakir. The seventh contained about seven hundred songs many of which were collected from Sylhet area. Also there was some of Panjeri Shah or Panju Shah. Mansuruddin added an 84 pages long introduction to this volume that focused on the life of Hason Raja, Panju Shah, Shitalong Sha, Arkum Shah, Monomhon, Radharaman, Dwija Das, Sheikh Bhanu, Qurban, Abdul Jabber, Madan Ganbi, Shah Mohammad Yasin, Ram Gopal, Kala Chand Pagla, Ananta Goshai and Abdul Wahed, among others. The eighth volume contained more than eight hundred songs collected from Kushtia, Faridpur, Pabna and Dhaka. It was published in 1976. It is the Bangla Academy that published the ninth volume in 1988. However, the tenth volume was already published in 1984. The 13th volume was published in 1984 by the Bangladesh Folklore Parishad. As many as eight more volumes remain to be published by the Bangla Academy, Dhaka. Apart from Baul songs, Haramoni contains a huge number of rural songs of different categories like Meyeli gaan, Baro Maishya and Deho Totwo.
Shirni (1931),Dhaner Mavjari (1933), Agarbati (1938), Bangla Sahitye Muslim Sadhana (1960-1966), Iraner Kobi (1968),
Awards: In 1987 Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India awarded him D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters) honoris causa for his lifelong contribution to folklore collection and research. He received many other awards during his lifetime including the following:
Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Award, Calcutta University, (1926), Bangla Academy Award(1965), Muktodhara Sahitya Puroshker (1982), Alokto Sahitya Puroshker (1983), Independence Day Award (1984), Khoda Boks Puroshker, Kalu Shah Puroshker (1986), Sher-e-Bangla National Award and Gold Medal (1980), Ekushey Padak (1983), Nasiruddin Gold Medal (1983),
Annadashankar Roy dedicated his Lalan and His Songs (1978) to Muhammad Mansuruddin.
Also Sanatkumer Mitra dedicated his Lalan Faquir, Kobi and Kabya (1979) to Mansuruddin.
Tofael Ahmed: Bangladesher Atmaar Sondhaney Sahitya Acharjya, Dhaka, 1983. Dr. Momin Chowdhury: Muhammad Mansururddin Dhaka, 1988. Lekhak Ovidhan ,Bangla Academy, 1999.
References:Wakil Ahmed. "Mansuruddin, Muhammad". Banglapedia. Retrieved June 15, 2015.http:/www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=79564 The long tradition of Bengal mysticism Aide Memoire -Dacca/1954 by Hasnat Abdul Hye http:/www.newagebd.com/2005/dec/05/oped.htm/http:/www.bangladeshmoves.com/literature.htm/http:/nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2009/07/24/news0854.htm A lyricist of mystic heart.
Categories: 1904 births1987 deaths Bengali-language writers Bangladeshi male novelists University of Calcutta alumni University of Calcutta faculty University of Dhaka faculty Dhaka College faculty Indian folklore Bengali folklore Bengali writers Bangladeshi folklorists 20th-century novelists Recipients of the Independence Day Award Recipients of the Ekushey Padak.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Govt can`t pay for losing jute mills

 A LEADING daily reported Sunday that the Textiles and Jute Ministry has demanded to the Finance Ministry for allocating Tk 800 crore in loan so that it can pay workers and employees of state-owned jute mills the allowances that remained overdue for years. The jute industry is a losing concern ...

Sports »

National senior Table Tennis begins tomorrow

The 37th National senior Table Tennis Championship will be beginning on Tuesday (October 24) at Shaheed Tajuddin Wooden Floor gymnasium in the city with the participation of 45 teams. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed is expected to inaugurate the six-day meet as chief guest. A total of 240 players - 180 ...

Sports »

Steffi Graf (left) and Andre Agassi arrive for the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala and Concert, in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday.

Entertainment »

Shraddha Kapoor sprains her foot due to exertion

Shraddha Kapoor who has been on a rigorous shooting schedule for her next film Saaho along with the Bahubali actor Prabhas, injured her ankle due to over exertion. The actress is also simultaneously prepping up for the Saina Nehwal biopic besides shooting for Saaho in Hyderabad. Shraddha recently uploaded a ...

City »

Speakers at a press conference organised by Citizens for Good Governance in DRU auditorium on Sunday in protest against proposal for the cancellation of pledge by poll candidates.

International »

ISIS` end `in sight`, says Trump after historic Raqa victory

AFP, Washington :US President Donald Trump said Saturday a transition can soon begin to set conditions for lasting peace in Syria now that the end of the ISIS "caliphate is in sight" with the fall of Raqa.The United States and its allies will support diplomatic negotiations "that end the violence, ...

Editorial »

Rains halt life: City fathers cannot cope, govt too happy with lies of success

WATERLOGGING has long been an inevitable part of our urban scenario that causes immense suffering to the city dwellers almost all the year round. After torrential rain, most parts of Dhaka, Chittagong, and other major cities go under knee-to-waist-deep water for several hours to few days. Despite, pouring millions of ...

Sports »

Injury ends Tamim's SA tour

Left handed opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the South Africa tour after aggravating a thigh injury. The 28-year-old opener is expected to return home tomorrow (Sunday) and will not be part of third ODI and the upcoming two-match T20Is series. The dashing opener sustained the injury to ...

Entertainment »

Have Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif fallen back in love?

They're one of the most loved on-screen couples of our times. Ever since Salman Khan introduced Katrina Kaif to Bollywood, his influence on her career has been immense. He's always looked after her and she's always sought advice from him. Even though either of them never made it public, it ...

Entertainment »

What happened when Aaradhya Bachchan met Rekha?

The Ambani's love throwing 'em lavish parties at their Mumbai residence Antilla. And off late, they've been throwing one party after another for our Bollywood celebs. Be it Ganpati or Diwali… the best of Bollywood heads to South Mumbai for the lavish festivities.  A tad late but an insider present ...

City »


International »

UN has `tremendous potential` under new leadership: Trump

AP, Washington :President Donald Trump said Friday that the United Nations has "tremendous potential" but has been underutilized in recent years.Trump praised U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who has led the 193-member world organization since January, during an Oval Office meeting. It was their first extended meeting.The White House said the ...

Football »

Giroud`s overhead kick gives Arsenal 1-0 win at Red Star

Agency :Olivier Giroud scored late in the second half for Arsenal to maintain its perfect Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over 10-man Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.Five minutes after Milan Rodic was sent off for a second yellow card, Giroud struck with an overhead kick five minutes before ...

Entertainment »

Ali Fazal and Shriya Pilgaonkar come together for Web Series

Shriya Pilgaonkar who was appreciated for her Hindi film debut as Shahrukh Khan’s love interest in Fan and for her viral short film Jai Mata Di, is now going to be seen in a web show called Mirzapur produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani for a global online platform ...

Editorial »

Flood victims yet to get enough support

GOVERNMENT and aid agencies have provided emergency relief for flood victims but not sufficient to settle flood victims as per media reports quoting Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) researchers who tried to figure out the distribution system in the Haor areas. Over 37 lakh people were affected in the floods ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news